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Datebook: February 13 – World Radio Day

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It’s World Radio Day, adopted by UNESCO in 2011. The proclamation was requested by the Spanish Radio Academy for February 13, on the anniversary of the establishment of United Nations Radio in 1946. Various radio industry bodies around the world are supporting the initiative by encouraging stations in developed countries to assist those in the developing world. See more about World Radio Day on the official website.

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It’s Monday, February 13

Wednesday is the application deadline for musicians interested in performing in the 2012 Lower Town Arts & Music Festival. Selected performers will appear on one of three stages during the festival, which runs May 18th through the 20th in Paducah. Applications can be accessed online at lowertownamf.com.

A regular monthly meeting of the Alzheimer’s Support Group takes place tomorrow morning at 10 at the Pennyrile Area Development District Office in Hopkinsville. For more information, contact James Patterson at 886-9484.

The Pennyroyal Area Museum in Hopkinsville displays a collection of African artifacts from Kenya and Tanzania. The exhibit runs through March and features a selection of ebony carvings, a chess set, a bow and arrow, African currency, textiles, and more. The museum, located at 217 East 9th Street, is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 4:30 and on Saturday from 10 to 3.

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Written by Matt Markgraf

February 13, 2012 at 9:13 am

Datebook: January 25 – Guiding Light Debuts 75 Years Ago

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Guiding Light is an American television soap opera credited by the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest running drama in television and radio history, running from 1937 until 2009. It is also among the longest running broadcast programs in history of any kind, across radio media for 15 years, and then television media for 57 years, being first broadcast five days after President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s second inauguration. The show’s title refers to a lamp in the study of Reverend Dr. John Ruthledge, a major character when The Guiding Light debuted in 1937, that family and residents could see as a sign for them to find help when needed. Guiding Light was created by Irna Phillips, and began as an NBC Radio serial on January 25, 1937. In 1947, the show moved to CBS radio. In 1952, it began airing on CBS television. It would continue to air on both television and radio until 1956. The series was expanded from 15 minutes to a half hour in 1968, and then to a full hour in 1977. Guiding Light aired its 15,000th televised episode on September 6, 2006.

It’s Wednesday, January 25

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network of Western Kentucky hosts a meeting for volunteers, pancreatic cancer survivors, caregivers, and supporters tomorrow night at 6:30. The meeting will be held in the Borders Community Room of the Lourdes Hospital Marshall Nemer Pavilion. All attendees are encouraged to wear purple. For more information, visit pancan.org.

The Pennyroyal Area Museum in Hopkinsville hosts a Russian Artwork exhibit through the end of the month. See stacking dolls, lacquered barrettes, a lacquered chess set, woodburning paintings, and more. The museum is located at 217 East 9th Street and is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 4:30 and on Saturday from 10 to 3.

Applications are now being accepted for participation in the 2012 Paducah Downtown Farmers’ Market, which will be held April 25 through November 21. Regional vendors can reserve a space at the farmers’ market for an individual day, a weekend, or the complete season. Register online at paducahalliance.org/farmersmarket.

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Datebook: October 28 – Japan’s Largest Inland Earthquake 120 Years Ago

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The Mino-Owari Earthquake, also known as the Great Nobi Earthquake, was a large earthquake that struck the former provinces of Mino and Owari in the Nōbi Plain area during the Meiji period in Japan, on October 28, 1891. It is the largest known inland earthquake in Japan. Based on the scale of destruction, it has been estimated to have had a magnitude of 8.0 on the Richter Scale. It is also one of the largest earthquakes in the world’s history. When the fault line broke, the height difference between the two sides was approximately six meters.

It’s Friday, October 28th

The PennyRoyal Area Museum invites everyone to the retelling of The Bell Witch Story with County Historian William T. Turner Monday at 6 p.m. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children. Costumes are welcome. The Museum is at 217 East 9th Street in downtown Hopkinsville.

Tomorrow the Third Annual Zombie Walk in Paducah starts at 9th and Broadway at 5:30 p.m. Monetary donations benefit Paducah Renaissance Alliance and canned food donations go to the Family Service Society. Walkers dressed as zombies trudge along the sidewalks to Maiden Alley. People over 14 aren’t allowed to wear masks. At seven there’s a Walk After Party and Punk Rock Show at Maiden Alley.

The Marshall County Exceptional School benefits from the Companion Animal Hospital’s 2nd annual chili cook off tonight from 6 to 9 at the main pavilion at Mike Miller Park, Benton. The McKendrees perform live bluegrass.

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Datebook: September 20 – Bush declares War on Terror 10 years ago

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On September 20, 2001, during a televised address to a joint session of congress and in the wake of the September 11 attacks, President George W. Bush delivered an ultimatum to the Taliban government of Afghanistan to turn over Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda leaders operating in the country or face attack. He said, “Our ‘war on terror’ begins with al Qaeda, but it does not end there. It will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped and defeated.”

It’s Tuesday, September 20

There’s a critical need for O-Negative and A-Negative blood types at the Murray Calloway County Hospital Blood Donor Center. It’s on the first floor of the North Tower. Also, there’s a Blood Drive tomorrow from 8 to 4 at the MCCH Center for Health and Wellness on Poplar Street.

Tickets for the 27th Annual Tobacco Night Rider Tour Saturday are on sale now at the Pennyroyal Area Museum at 217 East 9th Street in Hopkinsville. Open hay-ride tours run at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. in a reenactment of the Tobacco Night Rider Raid of December, 1907. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for children up to age 12. Refreshment concessions available.

The Glema Mahr Center for the Arts at Madisonville Community College offers the Cambridge University American Stage Tour presentation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth Thursday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the Glema Center Box Office, 270-821-ARTS.

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Datebook: August 8 – Mont Blanc climbed 225 years ago

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Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in the Alps, Western Europe and the European Union. It rises 15,782 feet above sea level and is ranked 11th in the world in topographic prominence. The first recorded ascent of Mont Blanc was on August 8, 1786, by Jacques Balmat and the doctor Michel Paccard. This climb, initiated by Horace-Bénédict de Saussure, who gave a reward for the successful ascent, traditionally marks the start of modern mountaineering.

It’s Monday, August 8.

Murray Preschool/Head Start and Early Head Start programs register students Thursday from 8 to 3, first floor, Alexander Hall, North 16th Street, Murray State campus. Preschool/Head Start serves eligible three and four year olds. Early Head Start serves eligible pregnant women,infants and toddlers to age three. For more information call 270-809-3262.

The Pennyroyal Area Museum has a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting for the Charles Jackson Circus Museum Thursday at 2 p.m. The Museum is at 314 East 9th Street in Hopkinsville as an extension of the Pennyroyal which is open Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Saturday: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Paducah’s 48 Hour Film Project starts when participating teams gather at 6 p.m. Friday at Maiden Alley Cinema to receive required elements, like genre and character, to work into a film which must be submitted by 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Paducah is one of 87 cities world wide competing in this year’s 48 Hour Film Project.

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Datebook: June 28 – Henry VIII born 520 years ago

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Henry VIII was born on June 28, 1491 (and died January 28, 1547). He was the King of England for nearly 40 years, until his death, Lord and King of Ireland, claimant to the Kingdom of France. He may be best known for his six marriages, and also for his role in the separation of the Church of England from the Catholic Church. He also oversaw the union of England and Wales. Though an attractive and charismatic man in his early years, he suffered from obesity near the end of his rule. This fact, often paralleled with his personal vanity, as such, has led to his frequent depiction as a lustful, egotistical, harsh and insecure king. Whichever the case, he is arguably on of the most famous (or infamous) kings in history and we wish him a happy birthday.

It’s Tuesday, June 28

There’s a new exhibit at the Pennyroyal Area Museum in Hopkinsville featuring University of Kentucky die-cast model cars and collectibles.  The collection includes eighty model cars and trucks, as well as one model airplane.  The museum is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 4:30 and on Saturday from 10 to 3.

Land Between the Lakes asks for public input in developing a long-range facility plan for the Golden Pond Visitor Center Complex.  Although there are no immediate plans to make changes to the facility, the LBL staff hopes to create a thirty-year vision for the complex.  Information on how to submit your comments and suggestions is at lbl.org.

The NWS PEACE program, a non-profit foreign student exchange program, seeks families to host high school students from Ecuador, Turkey, Brazil, Vietnam, and other countries for the 2011 school year.  Students need to be matched with host families by August 1st.  For more information, visit www.nw-services.com.

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Datebook: June 14 – Flag Day

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In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened that day by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day; in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress. Pennsylvania is the only U.S. state to celebrate Flag Day as a state holiday.

It’s Tuesday, June 14

A Flag Day ceremony takes place at 6:30 tonight at Benton Plaza. The Honor Guard from American Legion Post 236 will participate.

The first session of the Winston Bennet Basketball Camp will take place on June 20th through June 23rd at the Cougar Center on the campus of Mid-Continent University in Mayfield. Boys and girls ages 6 through 16 are invited to participate. For registration information, visit midcontinentcougars.com.

The Pennyroyal Area Museum in Hopkinsville announces a new display in the Pennyroyal Treasures Exhibit. A collection of vintage accessories featuring costume jewelry, hats, gloves, and more will be on display throughout June and July. The museum is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 4:30, and Saturdays from 10 to 3.

Artisan Kitchen in Paducah hosts a cooking class tonight at 7PM at 1704 Broadway. The theme of the class is cooking with wine. Cost for the class is 30 dollars per person. Email artisankitchen@bellsouth.net to reserve a spot.

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It’s Tuesday, June 14.

A Flag Day ceremony takes place at 6:30 tonight at Benton Plaza.  The Honor Guard from American Legion Post 236 will participate.

The first session of the Winston Bennet Basketball Camp will take place on June 20th through June 23rd at the Cougar Center on the campus of Mid-Continent University in Mayfield.  Boys and girls ages 6 through 16 are invited to participate.  For registration information, visit midcontinentcougars.com

The Pennyroyal Area Museum in Hopkinsville announces a new display in the Pennyroyal Treasures Exhibit.  A collection of vintage accessories featuring costume jewelry, hats, gloves, and more will be on display throughout June and July.  The museum is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 4:30, and Saturdays from 10 to 3.

Artisan Kitchen in Paducah hosts a cooking class tonight at 7PM at 1704 Broadway.  The theme of the class is cooking with wine.  Cost for the class is 30 dollars per person.  Email artisankitchen@bellsouth.net to reserve a spot. 

For more information about regional events, visit wkms.org.  Thanks!